Grab a trash bag (the size is your choice – anything from a reused store shopping bag to a large lawn & leaf bag) and walk through each room in your home grabbing any obvious trash – used paper plates and napkins, damaged items, stained items, anything unusable. You don’t have to open cabinet doors or drawers or closets, just focus on what’s on the floor or on flat surfaces.
Set a timer for 15-minutes so you don’t get caught up in making this a much longer, more involved task.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.